Irving Berlin is said to have denied that the obvious
double entendre in the title of this song was intentional, and it may
well have been. Whether
you choose to believe him or not, he said that the dance craze -- and we
think he meant dancing in the sense of couples holding onto each other
and dancing to ragtime music, something that was really quite new in
1911 -- had begun and that he wanted to write
something to take advantage of the opportunity. So, as he said, "Doin'
It" refers to dancing.
We are happy to offer the original sheet music of
Everybody's Doin' It Now for download as a PDF file. The download
includes the colorful original cover, and the price is $3.50. Charge
it to your credit card or PayPal account.
Thanks to the Library of Congress, you can stream the
Victor Record recording of this classic. The performers here are the
duo Collins and Harlan (Arthur Collins, baritone, and Byron G. Harlan,
Kind of catchy, isn't it! Like it? Want to try it on your own piano?
Perhaps that old upright piano in your own front parlor? Then, by
all means, get the sheet